Dogs for the disabled – a mutually beneficial human-animal interaction?
Exploiting the human-animal interaction; dogs for the disabled. Under the broad spectrum of the human-animal interaction, lies the idea of animal assisted interventions. These interventions can be recreational through to therapeutic (Kruger and Serpell, 2010) and research into these areas is growing (Anthrozoology, 2012). A wide variety of organisations support the use of animals for health benefits, from disability assistance (Dogs for the disabled, 2012) to the use of thera